Monday, June 24, 2019

June


Wow was June a fun month! The most exciting thing that happened was that frances started school! Charlotte was thrilled to have her finally be at school with her and was much more excited about her first day than frances was. Mrs Jill has to take the girls and she said they did great! 





The very next day mommy and daddy flew to south Caicos for a fabulous anniversary get away!! We had the greatest time just being together. We ate amazing food, swam in the gorgeous water, learned to sail the Hoby cat, went on an incredible snorkeling trip, and made some nice friends. We missed our girls terribly but really enjoyed the grown ups only get away! Momsie stayed at our house with the girls and they had a sweet time too. 


Charlotte went to her schools bible school for the first time and she loved it!! We were lucky to have lots of help getting her there from friends! 



One afternoon we took a walk and had a little play date with our friends and neighbors! Love these kiddos so much! 



Forrest and I went to test drive cars in Birmingham one Saturday (because we needed one with a bench seat rather than captains chairs because frances requires full time back seat attention) and the girls stayed at Mimi’s and swam. 



That night we went to Lanesha’s wedding. It was Frances’s first and she liked the music and food of course!! 


And if the day wasn’t busy enough, we went to serendipity after the wedding. It is always such a fun party with lots of friends. 


The next day was Father’s Day and we spent it at uncle mike and aunt debbies swimming and eating with family. 



Here are some pictures Charlotte drew. We recentlyrealized  she was drawing people. The top one is a picture of daddy she drew on his Father’s Day card. The bottom one is mommy on the beach at “church and Caicos”.  




Mom and took both girls for their check ups this month. Charlotte has grown so y’all this past year! She was 43 inches! She had her ears and eyes checked this time and they were perfect.  Frances is also growing quite nicely. She is in the 75 percentile for height and 50 for weight which surprised me because she is a little chunk. They disliked the shots very much so I was glad mom was able to come with me. 


The girls came with me to Rebecca’s bridesmaids luncheon. The supper club ladies loved seeing them! They are such a special group. 



Charlotte attended the wedding with us and she had a blast! She loves everything about weddings and is just so precious at them. 



She loved dancing with the glow sticks and always wanted to be right with the bride or bridesmaids. 


Frances—looking so angelic at church. I can assure you this is not the case. We have to sit in the cry room because she is so busy and loud and even in there she gets upset and she has to be taken out. I know it’s a phase but it is quite a difficult one!! 


We got a new dinosaur pool and were so glad the welches came by to try it out with us. Both girls love it and it’s great to have to beat the heat! 



Charlotte went to open gym night at Greys place gymnastics and loved it! She started out scared and by the end was flipping in the bar and jumping off the beam! I was so proud of her!! 


Papa Harold and uncle tommy have been coming to lunch some Sunday’s with us and the girls just love seeing them!! 


This month was definitely different with frances going to school. She also started taking one nap consistently so that changed up our schedule. I assume we will be on this schedule for a while so it’s sort of a nice breather. She has been getting in lots of teeth and has been a little unhappy lately so we are ready for her to get through all of this rough stuff. She is still so loving and snuggly! She loves to have books read to her and likes to sing songs. She wants everything that sister has and loves to climb up on just about anything. We are working with her on colors, shapes, letters, and numbers but she isn’t as easy to teach because she won’t sit still! Charlotte also is such a big girl. Aside from school, mrs Billie has been coming to help her learn to read. She has learned all of her sight words as well number and color words and loves to try to read things to us. Ms Amy also comes once a week to practice Spanish with her and she is coming a long way, especially with her colors and shapes! I just can’t get over all the things these kids learn so quickly!! Charlotte is still a little princess and loves dressing up, swimming at the pool, and always wants to have friends over. She likes playing tea party and watching Marsha and bear on tv. We just love these girls so much and are so proud of them. 


May

May came and went in the blink of an eye. Life with two girls is quite fun and quite busy! 

Davis and Megumi came over for dinner one night and the girls had so much fun. They are so sweet to spend time with them and the girls really love them. 


One rainy morning we went for breakfast at the coffee shop. It was a fun little treat! 



And later that day Mimi and aunt Fran came to see us! Aunt Fran taught Charlotte how to arrange flowers which she loved! 


And then we took Charlotte with us to Wyatt’s pharmacy school graduation party. We are so proud of him!! 


And to round out the day, we went to the highlanders ball and had the beat time with friends!! We were worn out! 



The next morning we enjoyed seeing baby Becca at church. We have had to start sitting in the cry room because frances is so busy and it’s hard to keep her still and quiet.  Church has become such a source of anxiety! 



At music that week Charlotte got a recorder! She loves playing with it and does try really hard to get her fingers right! 


Since she was excited about woodwinds that week, aunt Farrah came over to show her how to play the flute! 


That week Charlotte had doughnuts for divas at her school. She was really tired and not feeling well that day so afterwards we came home and just had a restful girls day. 



That weekend m came to see the girls!! Oh how they love her! 


Forrest and I were excited to get inducted into the century club! It was a great dinner and a great party with our friends! Afterwards we went to black stone to hear jays band play and just had the beat time! It’s rare that we do things like that so it was extra fun for us. 



We also celebrated mother’s day! Roy and Ann came for dinner Saturday and we enjoyed spending time with momsie. We celebrated with mama b on Sunday! Charlotte picked out presents for me and we had a scavenger hunt. It was super sweet and she was so proud of herself. 


That night, however, frances got a hole in her paci. She won’t take any others so it was awful. She woke up and realized I switched it and screamed and screamed for 2 and a half hours. She would t take it dipped in chocolate! I drove her around, let her watch tv, and finally just gave her the one with the hole until she fell asleep again and then switched it another time. Thankfully she made her peace with it the next morning. It is hard to be a baby sometimes! 

Charlotte had her last music class and learned about the brass family. She really enjoyed her class this year and especially enjoyed playing on the playground afterwards. 


Out of order but here are the girls with mama b on Mother’s Day, after the night of the new paci. We were all so tired! 


Charlotte was thrilled to start tennis this year!!! She was very excited about her outfits and was concerned she couldn’t get the ball over the net but she tries so hard! I love watching her! 


Charlotte had her last day of 3k program and party! The girls help me set up the party the day before and frances loved checking out the school. The program was farm themed and Charlotte looked precious in her pigtails. C really had a great year and learned so much! 

Charlotte also had her ballet recital in May! I just love watching her dance. She gets so excited about getting dressed up and wearing make up and dancing on the big stage. 


She loved her flowers! 

She may have loved doing her bow more than the dance! 


After the first day of the recital we played with our sweet friends and neighbors. Doesn’t this look fun?! We are so lucky that the girls get to grow up in such a fun neighborhood! 

Second day of recital groupies! 

The girls and I went to check out the new aldi! They loved shopping and so did I!! We are happy to have it back! 

Miss priss at tennis again! 


Charlotte also did swimming lessons in May with Patrick. I was very surprised that she cried and was nervous this year because last summer she was swimming so well! She did gain some confidence and now is swimming very well!! 

As a treat we went and got our nails done. She was so excited she used to be terrified of the salon so this was a big milestone. 

Over Memorial Day weekend we went to the Rome braves game with m and trey and treys family. The girls loved it! We were in a box and got to have snacks and the mascot even came to visit! It was frances first game and she did great! She liked eating and getting to roam around. Charlotte dances to all the music and even got on the jumbo tron! 

On Memorial Day Charlotte started pony camp! I was so nervous to leave her with strangers but she did great and loved it! She enjoyed riding and they also did crafts. On the last day they had a water slide!! I was so proud of her for trying something new!! 


Farrah and I had a little girls night to watch Molly’s play at the courtyard. We were so proud of her!! 


My sister sent this to me—this is me buttoning frances into her dress for pictures for her wedding. This was such a sweet time for us and now she is so grown!! She can roll with just about anything (except holes in her paci) and she is just the awe tears snuggliest girl! She has to tag along to all of big sisters activities, and as you see above there are many, and she makes it pretty easy! (Although this month she has decided she hates the car seat.) we just love these girls! 

 
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